Happy Book Birthday to The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde, illustrated and adapted by Maisie Paradise Shearring

We are wishing a royally felicitous book birthday to The Happy Prince: A Tale by Oscar Wilde, illustrated and adapted by Maisie Paradise Shearring, which publishes in the UK today!

“Why are you weeping?” the Swallow asked. “I thought you were a Happy Prince.”

From high on his tall monument, the shining golden statue of the Happy Prince has the best view over all the town. Unfortunately, the suffering he sees every day makes him more sad than happy. When he meets a friendly Swallow who has been separated from his flock, will the Happy Prince learn to make a positive difference to the world around him?

Maisie’s exquisite illustrations and interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale combine in a stunning and contemporary new picture book, which takes the reader on a journey from snowy towns to Egyptian rivers, and from sorrow to joy.

First published in Spain by Grupo SM, The Happy Prince is published in the UK by Thames and Hudson, and you can buy your very own copy here

… to find out more about Maisie, read our recent Spotlight On interview, or visit her website and follow her on Twitter @MaisieParadise!

Illustration © Maisie Paradise Shearring 2017. All Rights Reserved.